How to call Mozambique (country code +258)

Calling to Mozambique

  • A leading '+' in the phone number means 'dial your country's exit code'.
  • Calling from a mobile phone: dial from on the country where you're currently located.
  • Calling from a VoIP or satellite phone: dial from on the country where the phone is registered.

… to a mobile (cellular) phone or text (sms)

Use the same call sequence.

Mobile phone numbers begin with ‘8’.

When calling a mobile phone user, call to the country where the mobile phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a VoIP phone

Use the same call sequence.

When calling a VoIP phone user, call to the country where the VoIP phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a satellite phone

Mozambique does not have a country-specific satellite phone system.

Most satellite phones operate on their own country code – calls to these satellite phones follow their own call sequence.

… sending a fax

Use the same call sequence.

Calling within Mozambique (domestic dialing)

Dial the entire phone number as it is listed for all calls within Mozambique. There is no trunk number used.

eight to nine digit number
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Mozambican phone numbers explained

Number details

Mozambique numbers are eight to nine digits.

The first two to three digits represent a geographic area of the country.

Mobile numbers are represented by area codes starting with 8.

An example of a Mozambican phone number

The Southern Sun Maputo lists its phone number in Maputo as +258 21 495 050.

Number explanation
21495 050”495
geographic (area) code for Maputolocal phone number within Maputo”local
Long distance example – calling from Pemba, Mozambique (on the other side of the country)

Dial the entire phone number for all calls within Mozambique.

21495 050
geographic (area) code for Maputolocal phone number within Maputo
Mobile phone example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile romaing in Mozambique)

Dial the entire phone number for all calls within Mozambique.

21495 050
geographic (area) code for Maputolocal phone number within Maputo
International example – calling from outside Mozambique

To call from outside Mozambique, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Mozambique’s country code of ‘258’, followed by the local phone number.

exit code25821495 050
exit code for the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Mozambiquegeographic (area) code for Maputolocal phone number within Maputo

Calling from Mozambique

’00’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international call from Mozambique.

Administrative and regulatory

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